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mowog1 Gold Member Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, Illinois, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC "Vicky"
1972 MG MGB "Mallard"
1974 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "The V8"
1978 MG MGB "Maggie"    & more
In reply to # 1754329 by rhooper01 Anybody had any luck with repairing the clock in the dash of a '77 MGB? My clock does not work, although I have 12 volts constant on one wire, power(when lights are turned on) on another wire for lighting, and a ground wire. Are there any aftermarket clocks that will fit that opening, and if so, anybody got a retailer, part number, etc. ?

Bag the clock and add a voltage meter in its place.



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mgv8glen Glenn Towery
Dover, Delaware, USA   USA
I have the one for sale, is the best out of the ones that I have sold, was keeping it for me! But time & projects change.

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briandubuc Gold Member Brian M. Dubuc
Roswell, Georgia, USA   USA
1976 Datsun 280Z
1977 MG MGB
1977 MG MGB
- And if you really want the clock AND the voltmeter, you can take some power and light from the cigar lighter circuit and put the clock in the console between your ventilation and heat controls like they did in the "Home Market" versions of the RB cars.

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psksks76 Gold Member Pete Shannon
burlington, nc, USA   USA
Another option.
You can keep the clock in place and install this digital voltmeter in the cigar lighter
whenever you think that you have a voltage issue.
Less than $2 each on ebay and yes they do work!

Pete S.



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sandglowB Al Blosser
Uniontown, Ohio, USA   USA
1977 MG MGB
I replaced all the gauges with Speedhuts including a voltmeter in place of the clock. Then put the clock where the cig lighter was, just like the home market cars.

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barrybarnes Silver Member Barry Barnes
Reno, Nevada, USA   USA
1978 MG MGB "ZoooomB"
The identical clock on my 78 MGB ran slow when I got it. I opened it up, sprayed WD-40 in the interior, let it drain out, and it has worked for the last 13 years perfectly. Hopefully, yours doesn't have electrical problems. Good luck

In reply to # 1754329 by rhooper01 Anybody had any luck with repairing the clock in the dash of a '77 MGB?



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Nicecar Gary (ex "Harv") G
Victoria, BC, Canada   CAN
1980 MG MGB "Red On Red On Red"
To answer O/P question.

Some years ago, my clock broke when I tried to set the time. Took it to 3 local watch repair shops and none wanted to touch, so took it apart myself. I needed to insert a TINY piece of plastic and drill a TINY hole with less than 1 mm. tolerance for the base of a cog to fit into. It now works again, & more accurately than my digital watch. I reset time using battery - a warning to all.

Though I had a cig. volt meter, my CD player or minidisk player fits in area in front of it so I can't have both voltmeter and music at same time.

But beat this for meter: $7.00 Cdn.


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psksks76 Gold Member Pete Shannon
burlington, nc, USA   USA
For the folks like me that like to keep things as stock as possible.

Now you see it.. Now you don't..

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